The Game

Ent is inspired by strategy / life-sim games like Populous and Settlers, with roguelike influences. It is designed to be a relaxed experience, akin to owning an ant-farm. Guide your followers to explore an endless procedurally-generated world. Currently in-development for the 1bit clicker jam.

How to Play

Tap / click a well to to create followers
Tap / click a follower to build a monolith to attract other followers
Explore

Contribute

With nearly a week left in the jam, I'm definitely looking for suggestions as to where to go next. Any thoughts about what you liked, didn't like, and so-on, can be put to me here (through the community/comments/discussion section below) or on Twitter ( @chilly_durango ). I'll open up reddit threads for dev input too, I'll link them here when I do.

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please, make a slider to turn off the flashes for the lightening storm, it was fine at first but it could cause someone with epilepsy to... well you know. and it kinda give you a headache after a while.

Wait... So what do I do?

I know that making more followers makes more souls, and I use souls to make followers...

But why? And what do I do aside from that?

Still working those bits out - the jam is still in progress! Bear in mind the jam is to make 'clicker' games; "video games whose gameplay consists of the player performing simple actions (such as clicking on the screen) repeatedly to gain currency" [Wikipedia].

The core idea is simply to use this mechanic to explore a map on-screen. Aside from creating followers you can also spawn monoliths to draw your followers to new locations. The world is infinite, and tonight's update will bring in some new structures your followers can discover.

I will admit the game lacks direction - but it was conceived as I went along, mostly as an excuse to use technologies (flow fields, entity-component systems, infinite terrain) that I wanted to use but hadn't had a chance to before.

Ahhhh, okay. That makes sense. I'm excited for it to be finished in that case!